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No LAN or dedicated servers for C&C4

Due to centralised progression system.

Command & Conquer 4 lead designer Sam Bass has said that the latest game in the long-running real-time strategy series won't support dedicated servers.

Speaking to Destructoid, Bass said this was because of a progression system that relied on centralised internet storage.

"So if you go to another machine - friend's house, internet café - whatever, you can login with your profile and all the stuff you've unlocked is accessible to you there. It all lives on a server so you can't really do dedicated servers with that," he said.

Destructoid said that also went for LAN (local area network) games.

Oh well. Could be worse. (Update: Oh dear, and judging by this post from last July, it may already be.)

Check out our Command & Conquer 4 preview to see what else the game has in store ahead of its 19th March release.

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